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(The Atlantic)   US names market: ↓Mary ↑Emma   (theatlantic.com) divider line 16
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2012-12-06 11:45:19 AM
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2012-12-06 09:55:29 AM
2 votes:
If Mary had been the name of the girl in Twilight it would have shot right back to the top just like Isabella did.
2012-12-06 03:42:49 PM
1 votes:

Eeyore004: I wonder if this is how Nora Ephron got her name!


Hahaha, I wonder. (That is her birth surname, too...)

Been reading about Tudor England a bunch lately. Aphra and Aemilia (after their writer namesakes) are unusual women's names with some old-school cred.
2012-12-06 03:17:19 PM
1 votes:

shortymac


What if my kid ends up being a cheerleader?


Then you have failed as a parent.

OTOH she (and by extension, you) will be servicing the football team. I mean she will be providing a valuable service to the football team.
2012-12-06 01:24:46 PM
1 votes:
You shouldn't give your kid a name, or a spelling of a name, that isn't available on one of those tiny license plates available in the souvenir shop of any major tourist trap.
2012-12-06 12:56:50 PM
1 votes:

selrays: brigid_fitch: Antimatter: brigid_fitch: According to Wiki, Emma was popular in the UK in the mid-60s/early 70s because of Emma Peel. Maybe it took a bit for Americans to catch onto the trend? Sort of how names "migrate" from upper class to middle class?

Also a famous actress many kids grew up with this time: Emma Watson.

All those potterheads grew up on her, and it's not surprising a few kids were named after her.

Oh, I totally get that, but, according to TFA, the trend seemed to start in the mid-80s. Just trying to figure out what happened then to make that name jump. It's not an easy one like Madison, which came directly from Splash.

/I go to sci-fi cons--LOTS of Emmas.
//Along with 20-something Xanders, Willows, Brents, Jean-Lucs, Marinas, Anakins, Amidalas.
///Starting to see toddlers named Amy & Rory now.


What is it with the name Rory anyway? I grew up with a male cousin named Rory and never thought anything of it until I was in high school and started watching Rory Gilmore grow up. Before the eleventh Doctor, I had no idea if it was a boy's or girl's name. So tell me: at the conventions, are the Rory toddlers boys?


The Gilmore girls was an anomaly. Rory is a boy's name
2012-12-06 12:54:20 PM
1 votes:

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


Go with Sarah. Nice simple, classical name that's not seeing as much use nowadays. Means Princess.

/named my eldest (20 now) Breanna because i liked it and it sounded unique, two years later the world was inundated with Brianna, Bryannah and a million other stupid spellings which could be found on items, but the way i spelled it was never available.
//second girl is Sarah Catherine, just glad she doesn't have a lisp, her last name has s and th in it as well
2012-12-06 12:31:02 PM
1 votes:

kobrakai: Wellon Dowd: [i.imgur.com image 850x1256]

Emma Stone makes Emma Watson look downright ugly.


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cdn.theweek.co.uk

Um, no.
2012-12-06 12:24:54 PM
1 votes:

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


Just remember to google it first to make sure there isn't a name collision between it and a porn star or mass murderer.

And snag a gmail account name now if possible.
2012-12-06 12:05:36 PM
1 votes:
There's Something About LaDre'Shontavia
2012-12-06 11:57:14 AM
1 votes:
Nevaeh? Really? Stop this crap, people!


all I can think of is pics1.ds-static.com
2012-12-06 11:51:46 AM
1 votes:
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2012-12-06 11:49:20 AM
1 votes:
You know? Yeah. There's another soft name for a boy. Kyle. Soft names make soft people. I'll bet you anything that ten times out of ten, Nicky, Vinny and Tony will beat the shiat out of Todd, Kyle, and Tucker.
2012-12-06 11:41:42 AM
1 votes:
Paulie and his brothers had lots of sons and nephews. And almost all of them were named Peter or Paul. It was unbelievable. There must have been two dozen Peters and Pauls at the wedding. Plus, they were all married to girls named Marie. And they named all their daughters Marie.
2012-12-06 10:57:51 AM
1 votes:
i48.tinypic.com

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2012-12-06 09:51:30 AM
1 votes:
I can't help but wonder: does the poll only count the literal "Mary", or does it include derivatives and roots (Marie, Maria, Miriam, etc.) as well?
 
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